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Medical Billing and Coding Degree Online

 Medical Billing and Coding Online Degree

Medical Billing and Coding

Occupational Associate Degree – Online

About Medical Billing and Coding Online

The standards for accuracy in health insurance claims processing are becoming more exacting at the same time that health insurance plan options are rapidly expanding. These changes, coupled with modifications in regulations affecting the health insurance industry, are a constant challenge to medical office personnel. Those responsible for processing health insurance claims require instruction in all aspects of medical insurance, including plan optionscarrier requirements, various regulations, extracting relevant information from source documents, accurate claim form completion, and diagnosis and procedure coding. The Medical Billing and Coding Occupational Associate Degree program at Laurus College gives students the skills to market themselves to future employers in this fast paced industry.

Course Number Class Title Credit Hours
MED 110
Medical Terminology
5
MED 150
Health Insurance
5
MED 160
Diagnosis Coding
5
MED 170
Supplies and Procedural Coding
5
MED 200
Electronic Medical Billing
4
MED 205
Medical Portfolio Presentations
4
MED 210
Medical Field Overview
4
MED 220
Medical Office Functions
4
MED 230
Legal & Regulatory Issues in Business
5
MED 240
Health Care Facility
4
MED 250
Medical Billing Processes
4
MED 260
Human Resource Issues
5
MED 270
Medical Management Supervision
4
MED 280
Staff Management
4
MED 290
Medical Front Office
4
CPU 100
Computer Basics
4
ENG 101
Business Communications I
5
ENG 110
Business Communications II
5
CDM 101
Communication and Decision Making
5
MAT 101
Applications of Mathematics
5
Total 90

Medical Billing and Coding Occupational Associate Degree Disclosures

Study this program at:

Online
Atascadero Campus
Oxnard Campus
San Luis Obispo Campus
Santa Maria Campus

Program Highlights:

• Overview of Health Insurance
• Diagnosis and Procedure Coding
• Billing Processes
• Medical Office Management

Potential Careers:

• Health Information Clerk
• Billing & Coding Specialist
• Medical Records Technician
• Medical Office Manager

Career Summary:

Medical Billing and Coding professionals compile, process, and maintain medical records of hospital and clinic patients in a manner consistent with medical, administrative, ethical, legal, and regulatory requirements of the health care system. They also process, maintain, compile, and report patient information for health requirements and standards in a manner consistent with the healthcare industry’s numerical coding system.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): Medical Records and Health Information Technicians
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SOC Code: 29-2071

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC): Medical Secretaries
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SOC Code: 43-6013